MAC Studio Fix Fluid Foundation : {Review}

Mac Studio Fix Fluid SPF 15 Foundation
Shade: NC 35
Size: 30 ml (1.0 fl oz)
Price: Approx.  $32 CAD/each
Where to buy:
Rating: 2/5
Likes: The flawless finish; smooth buildable coverage; easy to apply
Dislikes: Irritated my skin, white cast in flash photos 

Their Claim: A modern foundation that combines a natural matte finish and medium-buildable coverage with broad spectrum UVA/UVB SPF 15. Comfortable and long-wearing: lasts for up to eight hours. Applies smoothly, builds coverage quickly and easily. Contains specially treated micronized pigments and soft-focus powders for a super-smooth look that helps minimize the appearance of imperfections. Absorbs and disperses oil. Contains special skin-conditioning ingredients. Oil free.

Suitable for: All skin types *I'm Dry to Normal

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My Experience
Wearing MAC Studio Fix Fluid in NC35 in the summer
  I purchased this foundation around christmas of 2010 when i finally got matched correctly. A few years prior, i was in Toronto and visited a mac store where the makeup artist attempted to match me but failed to do so with a decent shade. I didn't like the shade because it didn't match my skintone properly and i wasn't about to pay for that. So anyways, right before christmas last year i was visiting the mall and decided to try and get matched again. I was out of my Clinique foundation and wanted to try mac since i've heard such good things about mac for years. I was matched and the finish was nearly flawless- i loved it! However, after using this foundation for a few days it started to irritate my skin and left my face with small little pimples. Now i've never had acne so i know it's not that- it was some sortof allergic reaction. I did stop using it until my face cleared up and gave it another shot to see if it really was the mac foundation--- it was. As much as i like the flawless finish it gave my face, i could not sacrifice a flawless finish if it was going to irritate and ruin my face. Sadly, i had to stop using it.
The Mac studio fix fluid foundation is a nice foundation apart from irritating my skin. It has a thick consistency (not too thick and not watery) that is easy to apply with a foundation brush. I didn't really have any issues with the foundation streaking and it did not dry too fast either. I would classify this foundation as full coverage in my opinion, or medium to buildable. It is definitely a buildable coverage foundation. I don't wear concealer when i use this foundation; it covers flaws so easily without too much product. Other than the irritation on my skin, the other thing i didn't like about this foundation was the fact that it made my face very pale in some photos taken with a flash because of the spf in the formulation.

Re-purchase? No
Have you tried this foundation? 

Clinique Superbalanced Makeup Foundation : {Review}

Clinique Superbalanced Makeup
Shade: 09 Sand (N) *I'm NC35 in MAC
Size: 30 ml (1 fl oz)
Price: $25 CAD
Where to buy: (clinique)
Rating: 4/5
Likes: The finish it gives. Didn't break me out or irritate my skin
Dislikes: No pump
Their Claim: The smart makeup. Liquid foundation. Provides moisture and absorbs oil when and where needed with adjustable coverage that is silky upon application. Oil-free formula provides natural skin finish. Apply starting in center of face and blend outward with fingertips. Can be worn in the immediate eye area. For seamless look, dampen fingertips and blend edges. Moderate coverage. Balances combination skin, Long wearing.

Suitable for: Very Dry to Dry, Dry Combination, and Oily Skin *I'm Dry to Normal

My Experience 
Wearing Clinique Superbalanced (09 Sand)
** I've used this foundation for over a year**  
This used to be my favourite foundation, up until last year. The first time i tried Clinique about 8 years ago in the UK. I thought it was an amazing product, but i didn't purchase it when i came back to Canada because at the time i did not wear foundation. When i started wearing foundation, i looked all over to try and get a foundation that matched my skintone; i think that was the hardest part. Foundations were either too light or too dark for me, it was very disappointing. I didn't think Clinique was available here, until i went to the mall one year and saw their kiosk in The Bay. I was so excited, i immediately went over to get matched- and they actually had a shade for me! A shade that matched me; it wasn't to light or too dark; it wasn't too punk or too yellow; it was just right.
The foundation itself is a nice consistency that is medium coverage but buildable. It's easy to apply with either your fingers, a sponge or a foundation brush; I've tried all three and prefer using a foundation brush. I find that this foundation is long lasting, stays put, and leaves me looking flawless. This does not dry out my skin, nor does it irritate my sensitive skin. I've fallen asleep with it on, and it never once gave me pimples or breakouts. The only thing i would change about this foundation is to add a pump instead of pouring the foundation out of the bottle. It's not super thick but it's not runny either, so when it's finishing i have to spend a bit more time trying to get the foundation out of the bottle. This isn't a major problem for me, because what i do is leave the foundation upside down so it's easier to get to.

Re-purchase? Yes!
This has been a favourite foundation of mines. The only reason why i stopped using this foundation was to try other foundations to see if they are any better. I bought MAC studio fix fluid foundation because i heard so many good things about MAC Cosmetics, which i'll be doing a review on soon.
So which foundation do i think is BETTER? 
Check out my upcoming reviews (^__^)

Black Friday Sale Sale Sales!

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* The Body Shop : 3 for $30 Sale
                             [+] Spend $30+ get a holdiay tote ($120 worth of products) for $25 {until sunday} 
* Forever21 Canada : Buy one, get one FREE! 3 days only {friday - sunday}
* Mac Cosmetics : Black Knight lipstick will be available friday only online
* Aldo Canada : Extra 30% off footwear and handbags
* Spring Shoes : Extra 30% off footwear & handbags
* Wet Seal : Buy 1 Get 1 50% off  [+] Purchase $35 or more & qualify for a FREE watch
* Sephora : $12 Steals! From singles to sets *ONLY Friday, November 25*
* E.L.F : FREE Shipping + Sitewide BOGO 50% Off With Purchase of $30+ Code: BLKFRI

Launched Forever21 Canada Gift Shop

Click photo to visit Forever21 Canada
Check out some of the items in the gift shop. It's a great time now to pick up some great pieces to add to your wardrobe or as gifts at affordable prices. There's a bit of everything to go with any outfit; clothing, pretty accessories (necklaces, bracelets, earrings), sexy shoes, bags and more.

Studded Suedette Ankle Boots
CAD $39.80

Sparkling Beaded Bracelet
CAD $11.80

Sudette Faux Croco Handbag
CAD $29.80

**Photographs courtesy of forever21 Canada**

Fall/Winter Fragrances

What is your favourite Fall/Winter Fragrance?

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Gianmarco Lorenzi Fall-Winter 2011/2012 Collection

SHOES, shoes, BEAUTIFUL shoes!
Here's a preview of the GIANMARCO Lorenzi Fall-Winter 2011/2012 collection. 
I love the designs and elegance of Gianmarco LORENZI designs; they are just so beautiful and eye catching. I love that they are so feminine and sparkly and comes with matching bags. The collection has variety and any woman will find at least one shoe that they adore. There's studs, spikes, crystals, fur, leather, lace- just about every kind of shoe. STOP! Okay, okay, so these shoes are way too EXPENSIVE, but nonetheless they are still beautiful DROOLICIOUS heels (^.^)
Enjoy the preview & have a happy friday,

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What's Buzzing in November

 This month i'll be blogging more often with product reviews, more swatches, FOTD, VOTD, and more addition to the blog *yeaaaaah!*
I plan on posting even more often this month than what i did last month. There was so much going on that i hardly had any time to blog about anything. I had family visiting, illness to cope with, exams and assignments at school-- It's been hectic to say the least. But this month i'm in such a happier mood and feeling more as ease with a bit more time to spare-- at least i do for now but hoping it'll remain this way *hehehe*. So I've been thinking of what changes to make to the blog to keep it fresh and spice it up a bit. I plan on adding new features such as the FOTD and VOTD posts. We'll see where it goes; if it seems to work then i'll definitely do more of those posts.

**Some upcoming reviews**
- Clinique superbalanced makeup foundation
- MAC studio fix fluid foundation with SPF 15
- Solia Tourmaline Ceramic Ion Flat Iron
- Got2b glossy anti-frizz shine serum
- & more

Nyx Studio Liquid Liners : {Review}

Product: Nyx Studio Liquid Liners
Colours: Extreme Blue (SLL 101), Extreme Gold (SLL 107), Extreme Silver (SLL 106)
Size: 0.19 oz (5.5 ml)
Price: Approx.  $5 CAD/each
Where to buy:
Rating for Silver: 3/5
Rating for  Blue: 4.5/5 
Rating for Gold:  3/5
Likes: I really like the Extreme Blue, but haven't been able to get the other colours to work for me
Dislikes: Hard to remove, burns if it gets in your eyes 

Their Claim: Transform your look in seconds with this super-pigmented eye liner that highlights eyes with an electrifying stroke of color. The fine tip allows for precision application, and can be used to create lines of varying thickness. Go subtle or go gaga. Available in 12 scintillating shades.

Extreme Gold, Extreme Blue, Extreme Silver

My Experience
** I've had these liners for about 6 months**
Of the three colours, my favourite is the Extreme Blue. It's such a pretty vibrant colour that brightens up so many looks. However, the Gold and Silver haven't worked out so well for me so far. I've tried a few times but i just don't like the way they look so i stick with wearing the Blue; especially when i'm feeling for a pop of colour. The best way i like to wear the blue is when i'm wearing a neutral or light eye shadow, then i apply this liner and BAM! My eyes pop and look amazing *yeaaaaaaah!*

The bright colours seem to work better for me. Extreme Blue is great when i need a pop of colour but not over dramatic. It's easy to apply, and i can go for very thin lines or thicker lines with more application. This is my favourite liquid liner ever. They are very affordable and of such good quality. Why pay more when NYX does the same job?
A word of caution: Please avoid getting these liners in your eyes because they burn like a MOTHA MOTHA!

Re-purchase? I would re-purchase Extreme Blue, and I will definitely try the other bright colours in this line, but i wouldn't try the gold or silver again.
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